Greetings & salutations dear fellows, I am Ursuul. If you need anything or have any problems or questions, feel free to leave a message. I don’t bite :)
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Hey, Ursuul! If you're still interested, I'd like to take you up on your offer to help moderate the Discussions. I've got a new job and a bunch of other stuff going on lately, and I don't have the time or energy to devote to the wiki like I would like to. It's pretty chill over there and I know you're well aware of the few bad eggs we have, so I trust you. I'd still like it if you could give me a heads up on any major happenings (even if it's just after the fact), but consider this my blessing to deal with reports, monitor discussions, and block users if it becomes necessary. Cheers! --♫ Kelcat Talk 00:41, November 14, 2017 (UTC)
Hi Ursuul! There are a whole lot of new scripts for you to review.
Quests (Inquisition): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1d7EyXATa1VfOA6NCLNiqJuCgOd0DKmKVkSeDAHnenHg/edit
Hello there! I've started an Admin Nomination and your input and vote would be greatly appreciated. You know how vital admins are for the smooth work of our wiki so this is definitely not a minor issue. Thank you! 15:00, January 9, 2018 (UTC)
I just wanted to let you know that I've added the scripts for the discussions feed in the right rail and to create Special:DiscussionsFeed (I'd already added the discussions feed to the front page). Thanks for the suggestions! Loleil Talk 18:31, February 17, 2018 (UTC)
Re: Discussions Moderation
That's completely fine I understand, thank you for checking that out for me. Good to know I was doing the right thing. And when you're not around I will be watching his activity and making sure all runs smoothly. Thanks again Ursuul! Have a good day/night!
RE: Our Moderation
For a moment there, I read your message on the post and thought I was in trouble hehe.
Firstly, you did delete that comment. I was trying to approve of a report, and accidentally undeleted the wrong message. When I went into the insights it said that the comment was deleted and not approved so I tired to see if I did it properly then yeah. So you did delete it I just messed it up the redeleted it. My bad Ursuul
Secondly. Well. Discussions like that are never going to end well. It's something that you are either with or against. It's a very hard area to contain without anyone getting offended. I think we need to start being a little more strict, as some users are just plain ignoring us. The thread has gone completely off topic now, so closing it would fall along the guidelines. Speaking of which, maybe we need to create a guideline about keeping personal opinions, such as sexuality, to themselves. That should seem to close a lot of posts like this before it starts. But also in the mean time, it's not necessarily wrong, as people are entitled to opinions. So maybe keeping this wiki away from the sexuality talk would be for the best. I was trying to remind the users of their guidelines in my post, however Im not sure if eeveryone has seen it, so I think we should definitely try to reach out to all the users and make sure they understand the rules. What do think?
I never mentionedany insults on that thread? Perhaps we are talking about a different thread. Could you link the one you are talk about please?
I understand about the humorous warnings. A lot of the time I feel like a complete bitch.
I agree. I wasn't sure on how the guidelines where changed, so perhaps it's better if you do talk to the community. I don't really want to go down that path, I was more thinking that if we can make it more of a rule, that way we can define properly what can and can't be said. We need to find something of a middle ground for everyone, something that doesn't result in more arguments, so by doing as you said and creating a thread, we can hopefully find a peaceful middle ground. AmoraEnchantress (talk) 06:06, May 22, 2018 (UTC)AmoraEnchantress
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Don't know very well how this works but there's a guy named "Arishokk" (sic) that violated 5 rules in one post as well as being generally obnoxious. Just think the mods should check it out. Nicolò Fantini (talk) 17:34, July 19, 2018 (UTC)Nicolò Fantini
Hey Ursuul, I haven't been around much (life and all that), and I'm glad you're a mod for the DA Discussions!
Well I've been checking in more often lately and I'm highly suspicious that 2 accounts that have been banned beforehand were run by the same person and that they currently have a new account. I'm unsure of what to do about it, or if there's anything we can or should do for that matter. I'll give you my email in case you find need of it: email@example.com
Hey Ursuul, never actually used the talk page before, so I hope I'm doing this right. Anyway, I was wondering what the protocol is for when one user finds reason to accuse another of being an alt. account used to evade a ban. I know confronting them in discussions or on their talk definitely isn't the thing to do and figured asking here was my best bet. I've been suspicious of this particular user for some time now and after going through the evidence am now sure they are who I suspect them to be. The email I use for wiki-related stuff is firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to contact me off-wiki for any information. Thank you for your time. Saxhleel12 (talk) 01:43, September 26, 2018 (UTC)Saxhleel12
I sincerely apologize if this is not the way we are supposed to contact you guys directly to specify to moderators on what a given issue concerns, I'm not really all that familiar with the fandom wikis method of communicating on computers, again I apologize if this is not proper way. With that being said I believe it should be brought to the moderators attention that I'm certain now that discussion user known as Cassandra Penteghast has violated this wiki's guidelines of sock-puppeting. This individual has at least switched accounts three times now to avoid being blocked by the moderators. The first time was by the moderator Kelcat at which time they went by Fozzes and their ban, if I'm reading correctly, was to be forever and the second was hand out by you on their second known account as Arishokk. It seems there is little to doubt that these are all the same person after comparing all their discussion posts and general speech mannerisms and I would ask that you or another mod review them as well, I have left links to all the accounts, to judge the accuracy of my claims.
If I am correct then this individual has purposefully violated the rules three times and is likely to do it again (as well as the rules that got them banned in the first place) and in my opinion should be looked out for with extreme prejudice.
Short Spoiler template
Hello Ursuul! I was wondering if you could help us out, in Dragon Age Fanon wikia, there is a spoiler template but we need a shortened version too. Could you take a look at the code and see if you could do something about it?
Hey Ursuul. I tried to follow you instruction but the MediaWiki:Wikia.css page is locked. 19:13, October 31, 2018 (UTC)
Hello again. Your instructions here have been added. Now what happens? Nothing appears to be working. 12:34, November 20, 2018 (UTC)
Message from Herah-Ataashi
Hi ursuul, it's me again. Silver warden is attacking me, and getting really personal, then tries to turn it around on me, when he has quoted me first, calls ignorant on several posts, and berates me and disregards my opinions and views on things like he/she/they are better than me. I have a short fuse and don't like being attacked by this guy. is there a way to block him from responding to be? he not only seems to attack me, but berate others, calling things sexist, yet think the things they say about things, such as dragons, are not sexist. I feel unwelcome, and threatened to leave as if every opinion or reasoning I add to a discussion is not welcomed, or allowed, unless it bends the knee to Silver Warden's ways. I gave may reasons why I don't fully trust the wiki, and was scalded and treated as if I had never picked up DA. I am sorry to lash out at him, But he is like on every post, taking every moment to attack or try to, in his words "correct me from giving false Info". Others have seen how he treats me, even one member tried to confront him. just look at these 2 posts, especially the northern hunter post where he gets onto a member about bull being sexist. https://dragonage.wikia.com/d/p/3311529323659412221/r/3311529323659418733 https://dragonage.wikia.com/d/p/3311529323659412261/r/3311529323659418746 He is a jerk, And I would like him to stop. --Herah-Ataashi (talk) 09:48, December 3, 2018 (UTC)
Spoiler Template - Dragon Age Fanon Wiki
Hey Ursuul! There was a lot of .js and .css additions in the Fanon Wiki recently. Is it supposed to work now?
New game spoiler
I tried to create a new spoiler template but weirdly enough, it didn't work as intended even though I used the same methodology as for another spoiler I created 5 years ago. Can you tell me what am I missing? Also, is this automatically transferred for use in the Fanon wiki also like the rest of the spoilers? 11:45, December 17, 2018 (UTC)
- Alright I checked again The Last Court, searching for a fitting but smaller quote but to no avail. So we will need to use "Serault is not blessed in her neighbors." without the extra sentences.
- Do you have everything you need in order to set up the spoiler? For the record I am planning on updating the spoiler image with a transparent version once I set my PS working. Can I do this by simply updating that file like we used to? Thanks again! 18:28, December 30, 2018 (UTC)
- Sure thing but my proposal is not related to The Last Court spoiler, I simply believe that your CSS skillset is particularly useful and the DA wiki will benefit if they have you in their admin team. 06:53, December 31, 2018 (UTC)
- To reach a consensus on a particular subject we use the respective talk page. Generally we avoid venturing into Discussions.. even with a ten-foot pole Oh and your nomination is up and running! 10:28, January 8, 2019 (UTC)
New game spoiler - continued
How do I have the DAFanon import from the MediaWiki:SpoilersToggle.css from our wiki? I noticed that the TLC spoiler in DAFanon wiki didn't properly update like the DAO/DA2/DAI ones did. 16:35, January 21, 2019 (UTC)
RecentChanges does not auto-update
- It's been so long since I had this gadget enabled that I forgot about it and thought Recent Changes were updated by default xD. Anyway thanks for your help, auto-update is very important to me in regards to wiki patrolling. 09:12, January 31, 2019 (UTC)
About the Anthem thread
I just thought I should point out that my last response to Grandon1 was 100% sincere. It was my fumbling attempt as an apology to him, and an attempt to put the matter to rest. I wasn't trying to insult him, although I can see how if interpreted sarcastically, it might have looked that way. Silver Warden (talk) 22:20, March 9, 2019 (UTC)
About Adding More Personal Info to DA:O Companions' Pages
Hi there, I have a question:
In the Toolset for DA:O, you can find in the character files that there is quite a bit of personal information about apparently all characters with name in the game. Information such as Age, General Description, Demeanor, Flaws, Morals, even Name Pronunciation and Intelligence Level.
So I was wondering if it'd be ok if I add such info to at least all the companions for DA:O, in their main page. Maybe put it under "Spoilers", if that's necessary (though probably not, since the entire page is about that character). I find these pieces of info very interesting, but chances are not a whole of players ever know they even exist unless they open up the Toolset and look into these files themselves.
Adding More Personal Info to DA:O Companions (Cont)
I did consider listing some info on Alistair in my previous post, as an example, so you have a better idea what these details are like. I'm just going to post them here now.
Description: A stern-looking young man with a strong chin. Very handsome. Some resemblance to King Cailan.
Name Pronunciation: Al'-iss-ter
Speech Pattern: His voice is deep but quiet. His tone sharpens into steel when required, but more often he is conciliatory.
Demeanor: Generally self-depricating and conciliatory. Retreats into broody silence rather than raise his voice to be heard.
Flaws: Alistair struggles with the resentment he feels over his birthright.
Morals: Alistair has a strong moral sense that was taught to him in the church, but his bitterness makes him struggle with it.
Special Skills: Trained as a paladin, Alistair can fight and has the ability to dispel magic.
Occupation: Grey Warden, bastard son of the king's father.
Relationship to Player: NPC, companion, one of the only fellow Grey Wardens left after Loghain's betrayal.
It appears all characters with name in the game have at least some of these details, if not all. Major characters tend to have all (Ser Cauthrien, for example). That's a bit too detailed to be the typical cut contents. So I wonder if these details are available in some sort of guide book or something. That being said, I understand details like these could have major impact on the "stock" image of the character, so I suppose we could list them in a section called "Details from Toolset" or something, to make it clear to anyone who reads. Also, we can just include a couple of details out of all of these. --Ablake (talk) 08:42, March 21, 2019 (UTC)